The hip is one of the most crucial parts of our skeletal system. Connecting the legs through to the torso, our hips are a focal point for a lot of the movement that we undertake in our day to day lives. Because of their location, our hips are subject to more stress and pressure than nearly any other part of our body. Hip pain can be a very awkward and uncomfortable thing to deal with and possibly stems from the biomechanics of the feet.
If you are experiencing hip pain, your feet could be the cause. If the feet are misaligned or unstable, or the biomechanics of your walking or running aren’t quite right, your hips can become adversely affected causing hip pain. Often we see patients who have overused particular muscles, strained hip ligaments and irritated the bursa (the small fluid filled sac over the joint) causing bursitis of the hip.
Our podiatrists can undertake a biomechanical and footwear assessment to determine the cause of your hip pain and prescribe appropriate measures and treatments to get you on the path to recovery. Don’t let hip pain affect your lifestyle, come see an Instep podiatrist today.
If you regularly suffer from hip pain, talk to Instep Podiatry today to see how we can help you, contact us for a consultation.